Each year the Melbourne Zen Group organises two traditional, silent, seven day residential Zen retreats known as sesshin – one in Autumn, and one in Spring.
Sesshin is a time for concentrated practice in the company of dedicated and supportive fellow practitioners. Each day of sesshin includes extended periods of seated meditation and walking meditation, dokusan, teisho (dharma talks), and work and rest periods. Meals are vegetarian.
The group also organises at least two other teacher-led activities each year, such as workshops, zazenkai with dokusan (individual meeting with the teacher about practice), and non-residential sesshin.
Application forms are usually made available two months prior to the event. Members of the public can sign up to receive further information about our retreats and workshops as it becomes available.
Upcoming Sesshin, Workshops & Teacher Events
February 10-11 2018 : Zazenkai with Susan Murphy Roshi (Reservoir Scout Hall, Edwardes Lake Park, Reservoir) — This zazenkai is now fully booked, and a waiting list applies. Enquiries: Alexandra, email@example.com
April 14-21 2018 : Sesshin with Susan Murphy Roshi (Casa Pallotti, near Millgrove)
September 15-16 2018: Practice weekend with Subhana Baraghi Roshi (CERES, Brunswick East)
November 9-16 2018: Sesshin with Subhana Barzaghi Roshi (Kallara, near Euroa)